Professional Turf Advisor
“Since my move to Colorado, I have been residing in Longmont and totally love the area. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin a small suburb west of Milwaukee with five brothers and sisters. I attended The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. I spent the summers at our family lake cottage with all the summer activities: swimming, water skiing, snorkeling, fishing and sailing. I became very involved with the Inland Lake Sailing Association Racing E-Scows and A-Scows on Midwestern inland lakes. Autumn and fall would approach with waterfowl and upland bird hunting. I especially liked duck, pheasant, and grouse hunting with my Springer Spaniels. As winter approached and the lakes froze, ice boating and ice fishing took over, along with downhill skiing and snowmobiling. I also spent the fall and winter curling (which is often compared to shuffle board on ice) on indoor ice rinks. When I find time, I occasionally travel back to Wisconsin to enjoy all those wonderful lake activities. It’s pretty tough to beat the Colorado weather though!”
Todd grew up in the Colorado Springs area where he attended Manitou Springs High School. After high school he attended Colorado State University and has degrees in Horticulture and Speech Communications.
Todd and his wife Megan have 2 boys, Payson and Dillon. In his spare time Todd enjoys coaching his sons in various sports, fly fishing, skiing, and golf.
Todd is currently calling on many types of Buffalo Brand Seed customers …. From green stores to reclamation companies……Todd’s extensive background in the seed and horticultural industries help supply our customers with just the right seed and knowledge to achieve their goals.
Tara, with her dual monitor system, will work closely with Buffalo Brand Seed customers and vendors and looks forward to jumping into our accounting systems.
Tara grew up in Windsor, CO and has strong Colorado roots. At a young age she learned to set tubes on the family farm spending early mornings and evenings irrigating. Her first job was selling sweet corn grown on the family farm at a small stand in Windsor on the corner of Main Street and Hwy 257. She graduated from Windsor High School, later studying accounting at Colorado State University. Tara has spent a large portion of her career in Accounting, particularly in the Manufacturing industry. She has also owned her own floral & design studio and still enjoys all aspects of interior, floral and scrap booking design. She currently lives in the N. Greeley area with her son, who attends Eaton High School and her husband of 18 years.
Tanner loves long walks on the beach and Goat Yoga. Stay tuned for more info on Tanner.
Joel started with us as a temporary laborer and has earned his full-time position thru his hard work, dedication and quick learning. While Joel continues to increase his overall seed warehouse knowledge daily… he is a great organizer of our larger custom seed mixes.
Joel was born and raised in Greeley, CO. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children when not at work. Joel helps to keep the mood here at Buffalo Brand Seed fun and jovial and we all certainly enjoy his contagious fun-loving attitude.
Cody has been with us since November 2014. Cody does a great job for Buffalo Brand Seed as he manages our Erosion Control inventory as well as quoting and writing custom seed mixes. Cody is very proficient at helping get our customers their quotes and mixes done quickly and accurately.
Cody was born in Canyon, TX but grew up as a TexaColoradoan. Cody came back and forth from Canyon, TX to Eaton, CO every year growing up. He moved to Colorado permanently in 2001 and has been here ever since. Cody received his degree in Exercise Science and has been involved in Ag in some way or another for 15 plus years. He enjoys playing Competitive Volleyball leagues with his wife and going on weekend trips on his off time.
Michelle started with us in Jan 2014. Many of you already know Michelle as the nice voice that usually answers your phone calls to Buffalo Brand Seed.
Michelle was born and raised in Flagler Colorado. Growing up Michelle was very involved in many activities in school. During her summers she helped her Aunt and Uncle on their farm. After high school she moved to Greeley where she attended AIMS Community College and later became Certified as a Dental Assistant.
Michelle worked as a Dental Assistant for 14 years before she became a member of the Buffalo Brand Seed team. Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart (Adam) and they have two boys Taylor (16) and Joshua (13). When Michelle is not at work she enjoys time with her family camping, fishing, golfing, taking vacations and watching her boys play sports.
Cindy Gruwell is a fourth-generation ranch raised cowgirl from Montana. Cindy came to Colorado via Wyoming where she attended Casper College receiving an Associate Science degree. Her love for ranching, the western way of life and stewardship of the land brought her to Buffalo Brand Seed in 2015.
Cindy is the proud mother of two wonderful boys. Zack is a Chief in the US Navy, while Kyle continues the family tradition ranching. Both boys are married with children. She now has two of the cutest grand babies you’ve ever seen!!! (Just ask her!!!)
Besides spending as much time as she can with the grandbabies, in her spare time Cindy finds her greatest contentment being horseback, whether it be gathering cattle or roping at a rodeo. Cindy served as Chairman of the Weston and Niobrara county Conservation Boards in Wyoming for several years and currently serves on the National Sr. Pro Rodeo Assoc. Board of Directors as the calf breakaway director. She also enjoys crafting projects out of old barn wood, hunting, skiing and just spending time with friends.
Andrew is a hard working Custom mix pulling machine! Stay tuned for more info on Andrew...
Kristi was born and raised in the Denver area. She did her undergraduate degree in Community Service Administration in Denver, and her master’s degree in International Administration in Vermont. Her early career included a stint in the Peace Corps in Samoa and continued with several years working with weaving cooperatives and community development projects in the Pacific region.
In her free time, she enjoys travel, gardening, weaving, fishing and spending time with her husband Shawn, kids Seth (28) and Hannah (21).
Kristi started working in the seed business in 1996 and began with Buffalo Brand Seed (then Sharp Bros Seed) in 2006. Kristi holds the distinct honor of being the first employee that we hired!! She balances a range of activities for us including sales, quotes, much of the forb and shrub purchasing, and writing mixes. She says she still loves the seed business because there is always something to learn, and she loves working with such a fun group. We are very blessed to have her as part of the Buffalo Brand Seed Team.
Lisa was born in Davenport, Iowa but moved at age 5 to Fort Collins so her dad could attend CSU. She is the oldest of 3. As a child growing up in Fort Collins she was busy in 4-H where she did cake decorating and trained a Grand Champion Golden Retriever in Obedience and Showmanship. She also participated in track and cross country in High School.
After high school, Lisa attended The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. While attending college she worked many different jobs but the one that was her favorite was working at Anheuser-Busch in Fort Collins as a Tour Guide, this proved to be a great way to meet her future husband Tim. Tim and Lisa have been married for 21 years and have 2 boys, Brandon and Coleby. When she is not working she is following the boys to extra-curricular school events, 4-H activities, raising chickens, camping and spending time with family.
Lisa Doyle has been us for 5+ years. Lisa handles the advertising and marketing here at Buffalo Brand Seed. Chances are if you have a pen, a hat or any item with our awesome logo on it… Lisa designed and ordered it just for you! Lisa also does a great job with the design and layout of our bags and small pack seed lines. Just another great team member that we are blessed to have as part of the Buffalo Brand Seed Team.
Milton Beydler is our longest tenured employee. Milt began his career seed career in Feb 1995 with then Sharp Bros Seed. Milton was our long-time seed warehouse manager and kept a very clean and tidy warehouse. Currently, Milt handles rate negotiations with our inbound and outbound carriers while also being out of the office delivering seed. His vast range of logistical and warehouse knowledge are a great resource while helping to train new seed team members. His “Can-Do” attitude is contagious to the rest of the Buffalo Brand Seed team.
Milt was born in Greensburg, KS and graduated from Lyons High School in Lyons, KS. After high school he attended FHSU in Hays, KS. where he met his wife, Rita. They were married in 1979 and have 2 children, a son (Jacob) and a daughter (Katelynn). Milt and Rita are proud grandparents to three grandchildren….ages 8,5 and 2. Milt has lived off and on in Colorado and Wyoming where he worked in the oilfield industry. Milt moved to Wiggins, CO in 1995 to start a new job at then Sharp Bros Seed.
Milt’s hobbies are just doing things around the house and attending Rockies baseball games. He also belongs to a Minor Senior Baseball League in Denver that plays on the weekends. Milt says the most important thing that he does is spend as much time I can with the grandkids and the family.
Dennis Schwarzkopf began his seed career in Jan 2005 with then Sharp Bros Seed. Dennis currently handles regional ag seed sales for Buffalo Brand Seed and is a wealth of knowledge on many ag topics. His attention to detail and down-to-earth demeanor keep his customers informed and happy! Dennis has been a great benefit to Buffalo Brand Seed since our first day here in Greeley!
Dennis Schwarzkopf attended Blackhawk East Jr. College in Kewanee, IL and studied Ag. Production and Ag. Business. He has spent 12 years in Ag. Chemical and Fertilizer Sales & Management, 16 years in Ag Production and Ranch management, 2 years in Farm Radio and the last 14 years in seed sales. He resides near Hillrose, CO with wife Ann on irrigated hay farm with small organic orchard. Dennis also enjoys repairing old saddles and tack, ranch sorting and following four grandchildren in their endeavors.